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. it is hosted by the brookings institution. part of the feature is steve barnett. when you publish something inside, they have a communications department that used to be in the gestapo. they completely control you. we planned it this event, we had arrangements under way. they told us we could not tell anybody that there was even an article in science that was in any way involved in this event until wednesday at 2:00. -- i am sorry, thursday at 2:00. then they would not let us give the members of the panel a copy of the article until friday morning. i spent part of this weekend writing a letter to the c i a highly recommending that they send somebody over to science so they can learn how to truly guarded their secrets. these guys are amazing. they did help us in some ways. it was a struggle. let me start by apologizing to the panelists, especially to steve. i know exactly how to make sure that this event gets zero coverage. the way to do it is emphasized that this is a very positive story. about a $7 billion program that unrolls 9 million preschoolers. in washington, could stories do not sel
in the capital, tripoli. he made the statement over the broadcast radio. right now, we will hear about what steve forbes, the president and ceo of forbes magazine, thinks about the economy. of washington journal" continues. host: on the screen is steve forbes, president and ceo of " forbes." two-time candidate for president. the headline out washington -- deficit hole will remain gaping, according to the cbo. what do you make on the latest news on the economy? guest: well, it is obviously disappointing. i think the u.s. economy is doing better than expected in the second half. not quite as pessimistic as others. steel orders are up, rail traffic is up and durable goods orders are up -- that news came out yesterday. equivalent to an automobile, 10 miles an hour in the first half and now going about 30 or 35 miles in the second half when we should be on an open highway doing 70 or 75 miles an hour. we are moving but at a very glacial pace given the severity of a recession. usually out of a sharp downturn we get a sharp upturn. we have not had that here. host: unemployment is going to be -- remain u
their teens risk of substance abuse than anyone else. a word of appreciation -- i would like to thank steve wagner, the president of qev analytics and in his work developing the survey and analyzing the data as he has done for many words and to kathleen woods-king who worked with steve. let me go to the slides and take you through this in more detail. every year we have survey advisers who give us -- who review our survey, review our questions, review our analysis. this year we did 12 nationally representative surveys. one was by telephone as you can see about half boys and half of girls and one over the internet about half boys and half girls, a little more boys, and of the parents of about 500 of the parents of those boys and girls. each year we asked teens what are their top concerns. as you can see, drugs, tobacco, and alcohol along with social pressures which include pressure to smoke or drink or use drugs are clearly their top concern. we asked parents the same question. we ask what they think their teens' top concern is? very few of them responded the same way. on to social networki
controlled too much. steve is on the air from detroit. caller: women at work in industries represented by unions make the same pay for the same job as men. we need more union representation in this country. unions are not a bad thing. guest: i would endorse that view. we have large numbers of women in jobs in home health and home care. people come in and help disabled folks get ready for the day or take care of the fragile elderly. these jobs are extremely low- paid. the only way we have been able to make any progress at all is when the workers have been able to organize. they are able to do that in california. that makes a huge difference in the dignity and pay of the job. immunized -- in unionized workplaces, women are paid the same as men. at women rising into management ranks and halt that has changed. guest: this is a fascinating movement. this reflects the percentage of managers who are women. you can see it's pretty massive jump -- you can see a pretty massive jump between 1970 and 1990 and then a flattening. the jump coincided with a large jump in labor force participation by w
, a real fantasy few days. it is the best of politics, the best of iowa, and the best part about it, steve, is temperatures are well below 100. as you know, it can get really humid out here. >> and we'll all remember that in january and february when the caucuses get underway. >> to paraphrase it elvis -- she is in the building. sarah palin is at the state fair as we speak. what is termed motivation? >> it is a great question. i think we are all trying to figure it out. i always thought it was a fool's errand to get into sarah palin's head. she may want to run still. but there is no question she definitely wants to be part of the conversation. she does not want to be forgotten. it could mean a very unconventional candidacy or somebody who wants to be a player in the course of the primaries. >> the straw poll will take place on the campus of iowa state. nine names on the ballot. six actively participating. >> the big question is who shows up. what is the universe? will it be 10,000 people or 20,000 people? four years ago you had 14,000. if it is less than that, i think you have to look for
about this. host: barak, california. gaithersburg, maryland. republican, steve. caller: looking forward to reading the book. i have to tell you as a moderate republican, i thought cheney was a good congressman. i thought he was a fantastic secretary of defense and the gulf war and i would argue one of the worst vice-president we have ever had. very disappointed. i voted first term for him, and the second, unfortunately because him. i will be interested to read his book to see what his take is. so far from what you have been reading from the reviews, this seems like a guy who was always good and blaming everybody else for failures of the bush administration. host: go ahead. finish up, steve. caller: when of the previous callers -- we are entitled to our own opinions and not entitled to our own facts. the iraq war when it comes to the facts, iave yet to see facts about weapons of mass destructions. i still think we should have gone in regdless. but a previous caller, a fellow republican, the valerie plame story, that there was no connection between him. you can stretch and say there was
at all costs. the way to do that, steve, is that we want to do everything we can to recognize this as an international problem. wish to get the g7 finance ministers together to coordinate growth-oriented policies so that we do not jochoke with these rising prices. people will be spending less. we want to make sure no one racks in an inappropriate way -- we want to make sure no one reacts in an inappropriate way. we do not want the bank to start raising rates. we want to coordinate this. i would have ready -- we want to see what the impact is. i would have ready some stamina policies to ask congress to lower payroll taxes for employers and employees. i wld berepared to stand the major budget cutting and tax increasing initiatives we have been talking aut. i would not enact those now but have theready. on the inflation side, there is no reason to think we will go back into it 197's problem -- 1970's problem. with the globalization, there is great downward pressure. weave a weak economy here, a weakening economy in china and europe. i don't think that this problem is necessarily
affirmation about how they came to that decision. let's go to steve, a democrat in florida. caller: hello. host: we are listening. ller: i have two questions. you're referring to a lot of cutbacks on regulations for businesses. guest: yes. host: what if we cut the corporate income tax rate down to 14%, because most do not pay more than 40% anyway. -- 14% anyway. and as a counterbalance, repeal law that enables corporations to take their operations overseas? i heard the reason that ey do this is to prevent double taxation. but if a corporation is not providing jobs for americans, why would that be our problem? the other thing i wanted ask, when the market was going down yesterday, i was listening to a show where they were saying that a lot of people were taking their money out of stocks and purchasing u.s. treasuries because that was a good thing. and i will go offline to listen to your comments. guest: that is an excellent question. the united states corporate tax rate is the highest in the world right now. it was second-highest to japan, but in japan lowered its tax rate so we have the h
to thank in particular, your cdo steve is here -- ceo steve is here. one of the finest senators in the country, carl levin is in the house. [applause] so i just had a chance to see what you are doing in this plant. it is very impressive. elizabeth was giving me the door and she was very patient with me. i think i understood about half of what she said. [laughter] at a time when americans are really focused on our economy, when americans are asking about what is our path forward, all of you at johnson controls are providing a powerful answer. this is one of the most advanced factories in the world. you are helping america lead in a growing new industry. you are showing us how we can come back from the worst recession we have had in generations and start making things here in america that are sold all over the world. and that is why i am here today. i said it before, i will say it again. you cannot bet against the american worker. [applause] do not best -- bet against american ingenuity. [applause] the reason a plant like this exists is because we are a country of unmatched freedo
with our guest, steve. we were speaking about this "usa today" article. some could be stepping aside in the coming days. what happens to the nato effort? guest: there is not a next step, because they are still trying to resolve the issue of the incumbent leadership, which is muammar gaddafi. there has been an unbelievable fiasco about the reports of his son been taken into custody and now released. it has created a lot of doubt in the first steps of the national transition council. i think there will be ongoing scrimmages of gaddafi loyalists. the big step is for nato, and france, britain, and the united states to offer assistance as needed but give the transitional council an opportunity to organize itself and take into account the people of the revolution. we have just seen in the last few days a new contingent out of the mountains come down. everyone is saying the big change is what nato did. what really is the big change is a lot more libyan villages became part of the action. they have not been part of the political equation thus far. host: they may not have respect for this nat
project. host: steve, ill., democratic line. caller: i want to just let you know. i'm going to be voting for president obama. host: you think the deal helps the president? caller: yes, i do. host: mike, dover, ohio. caller: i would like to welcome everyone from dover, ohio. i fail to understand why iowa has a big importance as been the first caucus or whatever. my understanding is they have a straw poll, a caucus, and a primary later. the straw poll and the caucus are strictly people that have been paid to show up. they are given transportation and whatever. host: mi glover, a little clarification there? guest: the straw poll is an event where candidates do bus people to the straw poll to vote for them. they pass out tickets. so, it is a competition. who can turn out people to show off at a particular place, at a particular night, to vote for a particular candidate? the reason i like is first is because history, tradition, by what is a place where you have to come and talk to real people. you have to go out ancampaign. you cannot just throw a bunch of money at things. it is a flawed proc
have access on our smartphone steve social media. we have seen a number of instances where use gangs have organized themselves by facebook and twitter, and local authorities are figuring out how to grapple with that, and the question is should restrictions be put on access to services in times of public safety situations? how do you feel about that? we'll put the c-span phone number is on the screen, and we will also invite you to use social media to join us. we will put your questions on the table. you mention that other localities are grappling with that. are there other instances you could site? guest: we have not seen the system-wide shut down the bart undertook, but cities are considering them, especially as th hurricane irene coming to the east coast, what to do to make sure these networks are clear and not used for nefarious purposes. both new york city and washington have discussed how they might use or shut down parts of the cell phone network to prevent imminent attacks. this is clearly on the table. the fact that they were able to do it so quickly shows the are plans in pl
president and c.e.o. steve forbes on the u.s. economy and future job creation. marc ginsburg talks about the current situation in libya and the impact on u.s. form policy in the region. and george washington professor brian biles discusses the growing cost of medicare and what we expect from the deficit reduction committee. earlier today a report was released by the pga to say china appeared on track to building a modern military by 020. we will hear more about that now at this defense department briefing. it is 35 minutes. >> good afternoon everybody. i am the deputy assistant secretary of defense and i am here this afternoon to talk to you all about the report to congress on military ask security developments involving the people's republic of china that we delivered up to capitol hill today. i will offer a few broad plots on the report. a couple of points about the administration's overall approach to china and walk you through in detail, hopefully not too painful, what is in the report this year and we will have time for whatever questions that you may have. the report, as many know,
for the microphone. where are you? come down to the center. >> i am steve davis and and i want to say i appreciate you and i'm pretty tired of people calling you dr. know. the thinking behind that is they are ridiculing you for your votes. they're ridiculing me and making fun of me and i don't like that. i have a suggestion -- and have some suggestions that will save money in our budget. i did little research and i looked at our budget. the justice department, if you take their budget and/the number of employes comes out to $250,000 per person. they don't produce a revenue, so that's just the cost we're paying. the interior department is $279,000 per person fee take the budget and/the number of people. those are huge numbers. no company in the united states can operate what cost that much person. one thing we could do, i like your idea of changing the tax system. along with that, the assumption is it will save everybody a lot of money. how about we just dropped three- fourths of the irs people along with the rest of it? [applause] we have a system -- >> the fair tax actually saves 110,000 employee
their agenda is. host: we will talk about that a little bit more with steve coming in about 15 minutes. who are the rebel forces and who is in that opposition government? the "washington times" on the oil situation in the country. the u.s. not likely to benefit from the drop in oil prices. the "financial times" story. here is that a headline on oil. l.i., n.y., republican. caller: i am so tired of listening to the u.s. going out all over the world helping other countries. it is a lovely, but we are spending so much money in ways. what many in the u.s. have no jobs. we have so many problems and such high debt and risk spending all of this money outside of the country. i hope we are helping these people with their money not ours. we cannot help all of these people. that is why we are in such a big troubles. it is nice to hate -- help these people, but they hate as anyway. host: here is another view. . -- viewpoint. we cut to a democrat in philadelphia. caller: i believe our role should decrease as r as involvement and increase more so towards these spectators. where we are just observing. we
the center for american progress now and going live to the capitol. ohio congressman steve la tret holding a press brief -- latourette holding a press briefing. >> and one that occurred down in the white house press briefing room yesterday. with the secretary of transportation. and i asked because i'm not important enough to get all of you to come to a press conference and i asked the speaker if he would be kind enough to invite some of you so i can share a perspective on this f.a.a. crisis that is ongoing. first and foremost i want to say that i don't believe that any member of the united states house of representatives or the united states senate thinks that it's ok for the f.a.a. to not be extended while the differences between the two bodies worked out in a long-term f.a.a. extension bill. however, i would also add that i was still a member of the house transportation and infrastructure committee when the last extension was passed or the last bill was passed and we now have had 20 extensions. and to be completely frank about it, the last serious attempt to come up with a long-term bill
a rare and historic example of agreement, supreme court justices steve breyer and antonin scalia have testified before the committee and i've enjoyed both of their comments and friendship. justice briar -- the justices agreed that acus is an enormous bargain. they can help agencies even more become efficient and effective especially given the present bunnell tear constraints. as reported by the judiciary committee, the re-authorization act of 2011 authorized $2.9 million to be appointed to the conference. with this modest re-authorization, we ensure the conference will continue to return to the taxpayers many multiples of that investment. h.r. 2480 reflects a long history of bipartisan support for acus. once again, i thank the chairman of the committee, llama smith a gentleman and scholar, and howard coble a gentleman and a scholar as well, for working with me on this legislation. i look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to secure final passage of h.r. 2480. accordingly, i urge my colleagues to support the legislation and i reserve the bal
, with the exception of doing something to address the foreclosure crisis. host: steve is a business owner from livingston, new jersey. talkr: i want tolk about the garment industry. is no manufacturing inrin manhattan. -- how are those jobs ever going to come back to america? host: what business do you have? caller: we live on the domestic side of the garment, which used to be a huge business in new york. today it is down to a minuscule business. there is absolutely very little manufacturing in garments. you can bring in a suit from china for $60. there is no possible way these jobs are ever coming back to america. it used to be a tremendous industry in america. host: is the garment industry ever coming back to the united states? guest: it is very hard to bring industries back at a certain point if it has been gone for a long time. that may be the case for the garment industry. simply by having the dollar and a juan aligned instead of the depreciation, you would see a different balance with china. more construction of our exports. consumer fewer of the chinese exports. china's export-led growt
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